Veterans’ pension lawsuit OK’d by top court

CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada has paved the way for a class-action lawsuit over military veterans’ pensions.

Military mechanic Dennis Manuge of Musquodoboit, N.S., launched the lawsuit — representing about 6,500 injured veterans — and it was certified by the Federal Court.

But it was later rejected by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Medically discharged corporal Dennis Manuge, centre, of Musquodoboit N.S., and Ron Cundell, left, of Kettleby, Ont., listen as then veterans ombudsman and retired colonel Patrick Stogran, right, speak at a news conference in Ottawa on Aug. 17.Medically discharged corporal Dennis Manuge, centre, of Musquodoboit N.S., and Ron Cundell, left, of Kettleby, Ont., listen as then veterans ombudsman and retired colonel Patrick Stogran, right, speak at a news conference in Ottawa on Aug. 17. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

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